Stocks lost ground in the last few minutes of the session, although remained higher, following the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes indicating the central bank would step in to stimulate the economy "before long."
Stocks struggled for direction amid quiet holiday trading as investors considered the next steps from the Federal Reserve in the wake of a disappointing jobs report on Friday. 3M and Caterpillar fall, while JP Morgan rose.
We remain cautious in this environment. High quality blue chip stocks remain reasonably priced, but investors aren't buying these stocks. We have not seen the type of rotation into high-quality, defensive companies that we usually see when the economic backdrop becomes clouded.
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Since the Dow first settled above 11,000 on May 3, 1999, it has closed above this milestone 27% of the time (780 out of the last 2,878 trading sessions, or 11+ years of trading). Here are some vital stats, including oil, gold, bonds and stocks the Dow dropped since 1999.
Stocks closed near the highs of an upbeat session as investors gained confidence in the strengthening U.S. economy and the likelihood the Federal Reserve will resume quantitative easing. Boeing and Bank of America rose, while American Express fell.
Stocks advanced across-the-board Tuesday ahead of the closing bell as investors gained confidence in the strengthening U.S. economy and the likelihood the Federal Reserve will resume quantitative easing. Boeing and Bank of America rose, while American Express fell.
After catching two downgrades in two days, it would be better for Microsoft if they moved on without their current CEO, said one analyst.
Stocks continued to add to gains after a report that the service sector grew more than expected, and that new orders and hiring in the sector are on the rise. Caterpillar and DuPont rose, while Amex fell.
Stock index futures pointed to a higher open after the Bank of Japan cut interest rates and pledged to keep rates at zero until prices stabilize.
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Stocks ended near session highs on Tuesday as investors considered the impact of the Fed's next moves to bolster the economy as well as weak reports on the economy. Pfizer and Intel rose, Cisco and P&G fell.
Stocks continued to rebound ahead of the closing bell Tuesday as investors considered the impact of the Fed's next moves to bolster the economy as well as weak reports on the economy. Pfizer and Intel rose, Cisco and P&G fell.
Plus, get calls on retail, agriculture, housing and more.
Stocks climbed into positive territory Tuesday as investors expected the Federal Reserve to pump more money into the economy, supporting equities. Travelers and Intel rose, while Cisco and Alcoa fell.
Plus, get calls on retail, tobacco, housing and more.
A new study conducted by RSR Research and sponsored by CashStar, a digital gifting and incentives company, suggests giving a digital gift card is not as easy as it could be. In fact a look at the 100 largest Internet retailers found that half didn't even allow customers to send a gift card by email.
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Stocks extended a September rally by breaking through a long-held trading range to hit four-month highs a day before the Federal Open Market Committee meets. AmEx rose while Cisco fell.
Stocks continued to add to gains Monday in a broad-based rally that pushed stocks to new levels, although trading volume remained thin. AmEx rose while Cisco fell.